Places in the Victorian Heritage Register are considered to have 'state-level' cultural heritage significance
Anyone can nominate a place or object to the Victorian Heritage Register, but only a small percentage of them will meet the criteria of the Heritage Council of Victoria. Many heritage places are locally significant and it is often more appropriate that they be protected by inclusion in local council heritage overlays.
For a visual explanation of the registration process, download the Process Chart (PDF 61 KB).
Find out how to make a submission to the Heritage Council in favour or against a proposed registration, and in what cases the Council will conduct a Registration Hearing.
How to nominate to the Victorian Heritage Register
Find information and forms explaining how to nominate a place or object to the Victorian Heritage Register.
Altering or removing a registration
A registration may be altered by changing the extent of registration or by removing a place or object from the Heritage Register.
Current recommendations open for comment
Current recommendations by the Executive Director to include or not include a place or object in the Victorian Heritage Register.
Recent additions to the Victorian Heritage Register
Discover the latest places and objects to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register.
Criteria for assessing significance
Read the list of criteria by which the Heritage Council asses the significance of a place or object.
Blue plaques are available for places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register and help interpret the significance of the place.